Sales tax rise hits Japan’s retail spend

Weak data cast a shadow on Abe’s economic strategy

Tokyo Olympic Games costs jump

Weak yen drives up price of materials

Globe-trotting Abe promotes Japan

After 47 countries in 18 months the Japanese leader is peripatetic by any standards

Abe faces rising disenchantment in Japan

Shadow looms over prime minister’s programme to kick-start economy

Japan’s inflation slows for second month

Annual core CPI at 1.3% in June, excluding impact of VAT increase

Japan’s trade deficit hits record

Monthly shortfalls raise fresh doubts about Abenomics

Softbank’s Arora coup reveals Son’s drive

Poaching from Google is a window into the thinking of founder Masayoshi Son

Japanese housing loan demand collapses

Figure from survey is worst since April 2000

Japan poised to revive nuclear power

Approval given to first plant under stricter regulations

BoJ pares growth forecast for fiscal 2014

Central bank says inflation will not drop below 1%

BoJ cuts GDP forecast, holds inflation outlook

Japan’s central bank keeps rates on hold

Cool heads improvise in crisis and calm

Leaders who become too wedded to one approach may be doomed

Abe sought meeting with Xi Jinping

Japan utility to pay users to switch off

Kepco to reward power saving during peak time hours

Beware Japan’s nuclear safety myth

Debate on future energy needs must be wider

Japan machinery orders plunge in May

Japanese machinery orders plummet by a fifth

Decline raises questions about the broader economic recovery

Japan slams China over mushroom cloud map

Foreign minister attacks newspaper article saying Tokyo wants war

Typhoon Neoguri bears down on Japan

Japan whaling plans spark NZ anger

Premier hits out at Tokyo’s hunting move